Historic avalanches in Colorado

“Colorado may be ski country,” says reader, “but still, “historic” is getting used often.”

Historic avalanches have been observed or triggered all week.

Colorado has notched 2,000 avalanches so far this season, driving storm totals for March to “historic levels.”

An avalanche on the east side of the Eisenhower Tunnel crossed all 4 lanes of I-70, leaving a trail of debris 6 to 15 feet (2 m to 4 m) deep for a 300 foot long (91 m) stretch of road, while a series of avalanches ruptured a natural gas line in Copper Mountain on Thursday.

The Disney slide path above Highway 40 hasn’t run this big since 1957.


Thanks to Pieter for this link

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March 10, 2019 at 03:59PM

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